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3:05 PM ET, May 12, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
An internet fast lane could provoke a SOPA-like backlash from Silicon Valley  —  Warnings Along F.C.C.'s Fast Lane  —  The next time the loudmouth in the next cubicle interrupts you with yet another recap of his weekend, just start talking about “net neutrality.”
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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC chair updates proposed broadband rules after criticism, seeks comment on reclassification  —  Agency Won't Let Firms Segregate Web Traffic Into Fast, Slow Lanes  —  The head of the Federal Communications Commission is revising proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:   Al Franken discusses his opposition to Comcast-Time Warner deal and support for net neutrality
Yinka Adegoke / Billboard:
Iovine and Dre could be unveiled as Apple execs at WWDC, deal to be announced later this week  —  Apple May Unveil Iovine, Dr. Dre Exec Appointments at June Conference … Questions?  Comments?  Let us know: @billboardbiz
Discussion: MacRumors and 9to5Mac
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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple interested in Beats for paid streaming conversion rate, plans to improve its headphones  —  Apple's Deep Ties With Iovine Key Driver of Beats Deal  —  When news spread last week that Apple Inc. (AAPL) was near an acquisition of Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Glenn Greenwald: 'I don't trust the UK not to arrest me.  Their behaviour has been extreme'  —  He has been lauded and vilified in equal measure.  But did the journalist's ‘outsider’ status help him land Edward Snowden's NSA revelations?  Why did he nearly miss the story?
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Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Glenn Greenwald: the explosive day we revealed Edward Snowden's identity to the world
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
At the New York Times, one-third of roughly 400 reporters are women  —  Still Talking About It: ‘Where Are the Women?’  —  Some facts, according to a recent Women's Media Center study:  —  * At the nation's 10 most widely circulated newspapers, men had 63 percent of the bylines, nearly two for every one for a woman.
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Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:
At many liberal media outlets, just 10% of staff are minorities
Paul McClean / WAN-IFRA:
Spain set to introduce new law against aggregators  —  New legislation is set to be introduced in Spain to prevent news aggregators from reproducing other's content without payment.  Paul McClean speaks to a digital media consultant and a representative of the Spanish Publishers Association to discuss the ethics of aggregation.
Discussion: Mashable and @psmcclean
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
With competition from Amazon and publishers, most book startups are unlikely to succeed  —  Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup  —  Over the past few years, I've encountered countless startups that claim they are going to disrupt or revolutionize book publishing.
Discussion: @laurahazardowen and @tomrennie
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Has Hired 50 Staffers In 2014 Amid Bezos-Funded Expansion  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post reached a milestone Monday that would've seemed unthinkable amid the succession of newsroom buyouts in recent years: 50 new hires in 2014.  —  “No, you haven't been imagining it …
Discussion: Politico
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
AP launches international investigative unit, expands US investigative team  —  AP expands investigative team  —  The Associated Press announced Monday that it is expanding its Washington-based investigative team, adding reporters for national coverage and “launching a unit of international reporters …
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Former CBSSports.com VP and GM Jason Kint named CEO of Online Publishers Association  —  O.P.A. names Jason Kint C.E.O.  —  The Online Publishers Association has named Jason Kint, the former senior vice president and general manager of CBSSports.com, its new C.E.O., Capital has learned.
Discussion: Folio, Adweek and Talking New Media
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed's President Is Stepping Down  —  Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed's COO and president, is leaving, the company announced today.  —  He will continue to serve as an advisor to BuzzFeed and Lerer Ventures.  Additionally, BuzzFeed said Steinberg will move on to “new challenges in the web and media space.”
Discussion: Poynter and @breakingmoney
 
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Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Quartz launches Glass, a “notebook"-style vertical focused on the future of TV
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